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Oracle, the World's Witness is a vigilant support-mage in League of Legends. Playing on the archetype of the psychic and sage, she is a dedicated support, great at scouting safely and spotting your enemies far in advance. Requiring time to use her spells, prediction and positioning are key to her success. Despite being a fairly weak combatant, Oracle offers her team great utility and, played correctly, is very hard to catch unaware. Left unhindered, she can change the course of a fight and the future of the game. ;)
"Is the inevitable any less miraculous?"
"Choose your next words carefully. They will be your last."
"I speak the Truth - and nothing but the Truth."
Speaking about the Frozen Watchers:
"Their only crime was silence - now they suffer it eternally!"
This was more or less a design exercise, but it incorporates ideas I've been mulling over for a while. It starts with the premise that League doesn't really have a 'psychic' archetype or a champion that fulfills that fantasy. But wait! League almost had such a champion. Meet Averdrian. Riot concluded that this poor little guy didn't fit League, but I wasn't so convinced.
I imagined a tall, slender, pale skinned, slightly androgynous looking female with great big, piercing blue-within-blue eyes and an abnormally large bald head, with a third eye located its center, pink-within-purple. Her features, while not overtly alien, are obviously not those of a normal human.
At the same time, I really, really wish Riot would play with vision. So that became a major feature. She has to play with vision and be psychic. That pushed her toward the support role. What if she had a built in ward of some kind? Well we could let her 'place a ward' but let's get even crazier. What if she could move her Field of Sight around? Instantly, she had her Third Eye to scout with.
I also wanted her to be unique mechanically, something we hadn't quite seen before. She already had a rather unique silhouette in game, being the tallest female champion, and her overall color scheme of subtle whites, pinks, and purples. What if she, like most depictions of psychics, needed to adopt the pstandard psychic pstance? So she needs to channel her abilities, OK, then what?
To make her further unique still, she's resourceless - something we haven't seen in an official support before. Not only that, she has one ability that stealths an ally (something else we haven't seen yet) and she deals true damage! Only on one ability though, and it's her only damaging ability. And she has to channel it. She also scales unlike many other champions.
Positioning and prediction are huge for her, as she can easily be 1v1'ed in almost every scenario. She has a few advantages though. She can typically see her opponents coming before they can see her and plan accordingly. In lane, she can use her FoS to zone enemies or scout her surroundings. Her 'teamfighting' is a bit different. Oracle's presence is tied less to her physical location and more to her FoS. As such, you'll want to find a location close enough to assist allies, but far enough back from the fight so as not to get murdered. However, due to being away from her team, Oracle becomes exceptionally vulnerable to to roaming enemies and assassins in general.
Then we get to the lore. What if she were League's Oracle? The Oracle? A witness to all that could, will, and has occurred? One who spoke of, and is instrumental to, the League of Legends? I imagine her being at odds with Lissandra, despite rumors of her being one of the Watcher's Lissandra so worships. Also, I imagine she'd conflict with Malzahar, as his vision of the future is antithetical to what she sees. I feel like there is some overlap, thematically, between her a Zilean, since they're both involved with the future, despite Zilean's powers being magical in nature.
All in all I think she'd be a great addition to the League. What do you think? Does she look fun to play? Overpowered? Useless? Comment, subscribe, favorite, like, share, etc, etc.